Beats MDE - Coatings

Nanshan, Guangdong, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200275427
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Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for those who may have 5+ years of experience in development of finishing processes for mechanical components, preferably in a hands-on role developing new anodized cosmetic finishes on aluminum mechanical components.
  • We are looking for those who have minimum average, preferably superior color discrimination ability.
  • Solid understanding of mechanical properties of materials as they relate to manufacturing requirements and process drivers.
  • Experience developing cosmetic anodizing (anodizing) processes applied to aluminum (aluminum) alloys. Experience developing plating and other metal finishing processes meeting both cosmetic and functional requirements.
  • Expertise in establishing process controls that adhere to strict color specifications.
  • Ability to use advanced analytical tools to characterize surface topography and material characteristics.
  • Solid understanding of DOE principles and use of statistical software.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and present results from investigations using statistical analysis and clearly communicated results and recommendations. Ability to drive root cause/corrective action activities.
  • Experience working with an international supply chain. Ability to reconcile DFM feedback with design goals.


- Match, pilot and scale new cosmetic finishes for production. - Apply combined mechanical surface preparation (blasting, polishing, texturing) and decorative surface finishing techniques (anodizing, electroplating, PVD) to meet new targets. - Research new methods for creating new surface finishes and implementing tighter control of existing finishes. - Evaluate early stages of product development to define critical process requirements and controls for tightest output. - Plan and implement studies to confirm process capability to achieve high yields on high volume enclosure. - Present analysis to key decision makers that will be used to make commercial, cosmetic and design commitments. - Evaluate supplier capabilities and address shortcomings relative to company needs. - Drive on-site support in conjunction with USA counterparts for implementation of manufacturing processes at supplier locations. - Establish relationships with these counterparts and suppliers, and create development of their capabilities and expertise. - Maintain key process drivers and domain expertise in the technologies to serve as technical resource on project teams. Investigate and validate new surface finishing processes, techniques, and equipment where appropriate. - Frequent domestic and some overseas travel expected.

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